Monday, October 28, 2013

Can WD TV (Live, Plus, Hub) play DVD VIDEO_TS folder?

This post shows you how to convert DVD VIDEO_TS folder to WD TV/WD TV Live compatible videos to let you smoothly play VIDEO_TS folder on your WD TV player.


I googled VIDEO_TS to WD TV, and found many guys have the similar confusion. 

“I backed up my DVDs to my computer so I can play them on WD TV in the house. But why can’t I transfer these copied DVD VIDEO_TS folders to watch on WD TV?”

“Can WD TV Hub play VIDEO_TS folder? I plan to buy a WD TV Hub HD player box that can hook up external hard drive to play movie from there. Question is does it support to play a folder “Video_TS” or not? I have a lot movies that ripped out in DVD format which is “Video_TS” and “Audio_TS” folder.”

Many movie fans would back up their DVD collections to computer hard drive in VIDEO_TS folder format so that they can rip DVD movies for watching on smartphoes and tablets or burn DVD to a blank DVD disc later without damaging their DVD special editions. While the copied DVD VIDEO_TS folder is not compatible with WD TV player, and you may need to convert DVD VIDEO_TS folder to WD TV/WD TV Live playable file in advance.

First of all, download and install the Pavtube DVD Ripper, the best DVD to WD TV converter to help you convert VIDEO_TS to WD TV MKV file.

                  

With Pavtube DVD Ripper (Halloween Deal - 30% off), you can easily convert DVD disc, DVD VIDEO_TS folder and DVD IFO/ISO file to any video format for different devices including iPad Air, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, Kindle Fire HDX, Apple TV 3, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, Galaxy Note 3, Google Nexus 7/10, WD TV, WD TV Live, and more. In addition, it features with BD/DVD backup to computer hard drive with original structure. Meanwhile, Pavtube DVD Ripper for Macis available for Mac OS X users to rip DVD VIDEO_TS to WD TV/ WD TV Live.

How to transfer DVD VIDEO_TS folder to WD TV compatible MKV file?

Step 1. Run the best VIDEO_TS to WD TV converter, click “load from folder” and load DVD VIDEO_TS folder to DVD Ripper.



Tip 1: On the program UI, set one audio track and subtitles from “Subtitles” and “Audio” drop-down list. If you like, you can also check “Forced subtitles” button to play DVD VIDEO_TS folder with only forced subtitles on your WD TV.



Step 2. Select WD TV optimized format by clicking the “Format” menu. Since WD TV player supports MKV, H.264 MP4 and more, you are suggested to choose “Common Video > H.264 Video(*.mp4)”.



Step 3. If you like, modify profile settings such as video size, bitrate, frame rate, etc to get optimized video and audio playback on WD TV player.



Step 4. Return back to DVD Ripper main interface, and hit the “Convert” button to start ripping VIDEO_TS to WD TV. Once it finishes, open output folder, locate the created MP4 file and you can transfer DVD VIDEO_TS folder to watch on WD TV player.

Tip 2: If you’d like to extract more than one audio track and subtitles for WD TV playback, you can convert your BD/DVD to MKV with multiple audio streams, subtitles and chapter info using Pavtube ByteCopy. (Read more: Copy Blu-ray DVD collection onto HDD for use with WD TV media player)



In addition, this app adds Directly Copy feature which saves 100% intact .M2TS/.VOB main movie from original BD/DVD disc, and allows all subtitle and audio tracks preservation. Meanwhile, ByteCopy supports saving encoded multiple audio tracks in other two formats: .MP4 and .MOV besides .MKV under “Multi-track Video” for audio selection.

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